Prince Williams joins Lady Gaga to chat about mental health

we love 19/04/2017

Lady Gaga and British royal Prince William have teamed up for a video in an attempt to normalise discourse around what has traditionally been a taboo subject that is mental health.

The pair are joining forces as part of a campaign by Kensington Palace called Heads Together, which is designed to provide veterans, young people, emergency response workers and the homeless with mental health assistance.

The video shows Lady Gaga video calling the Prince, and while the video was pre-planned, the conversations they were having came across genuine and real, with Gaga being open to talk about her struggles.

"For me, waking up every day feeling sad and having to go on stage is very hard to describe," she said.

"There's a lot of shame attached to mental illness - you feel like something's wrong with you. In my life I look at all these beautiful things that I have and [think] 'I should be so happy'.

"But you can't help it when in the morning you wake up, you are so tired, you are so sad, you are so full of anxiety and the shakes that you can barely think."

The video comes less than two days after Prince Harry spoke out about the pain of losing his mother, Princess Diana, in a car accident 20 years ago.

In the podcast Mad World, he said her death had "a quite serious effect" on his mental health, leading to grief and anxiety he didn't address until his late 20s.

Watch the full video below.